The first-ever Guwahati International Film Festival was organized by Jyoti Chitraban in association with DBH Regional Government Film and Television Institute with support of the Government of Assam which was held from October 28th to November 2nd, 2017.
A total of 72 films from more than 30 countries were screened in the festival which was divided into various sections where Turkey was the Country in Focus.
Top filmmakers and envoys of many foreign countries took part in the festival in various capacities. A special package on South-East Asian countries was also curated by the Festival Directorate.
The second edition of the festival was held from October 25th to October 31st, 2018, where the ASEAN countries were the Region of Focus. A total of over 100 films from more than 40 countries were screened during the festival.
The potential of the festival was measured with the overwhelming response and attention that was gathered during the event. Taking inspiration and spirit of the same, GIFF returns to us with a greater circumference, vigor, and spirit starting from October 31st to November 6th, 2019.
The living legend of cinema Krzysztof Zanussi will attend the festival as the chief guest. Other delegates like Tashi Gyeltshen (Bhutanese director), Rituparna Sengupta (actor), Adil Hussain (actor), Madhur Bhanderkar (Indian director) will grace the festival with their presence.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-10-23 12:16 PM